Democrats are absolutely livid over the concept that the Republicans in Congress are so staunchly opposed to funding Planned Parenthood that they are willing to shut down the government rather than continue to see their tax dollars getting spent on abortions. The idea that someone could be so firm in their convictions is apparently beyond their comprehension. Andrew Cuomo (Democrat and governor of New York) sees things a little differently. In his opinion, Democrats should be pushing just as hard for the “nuclear option” of politics as the Republicans, but for a different reason: gun control. Unable to push his agenda any other way, Cuomo is asking the Democrats to resort to holding the entire U.S. government hostage in order to push through proposals that lack any factual basis and which the majority of Americans do not want.
From the Daily News:
He also called upon his fellow Democrats in Congress to shut down the government until they get an iron-clad national gun control law passed.
“If the far right is willing to shut down the government because they don’t get a tax cut for the rich, then our people should have the same resolve and threaten to shut down the government if they don’t get a real gun control law to stop killing of their innocents,” he said.resolve and threaten to shut down the government if they don’t get a real gun control law to stop killing of their innocents,” he said.
Cuomo failed to indicate exactly what specific gun control legislation he wanted to see enacted. He also failed to realize that the laws he continues to allude to wanting on a national level are already in place in the city, county, and state of New York, and failed to stop the killing of his staff member which he is now using as an example of why these laws need to be enacted.